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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
friday night hosting the washington huskies. look at cal on the reverse. getting tricky. cal was up 13-7. look how far back the quarterback is. they complete the pass for the touchdown. the huskies go up by one, they led 21-13. zach maynard the cal quarterback injured his left knee on this play. cal now 3 and 7 as they lose from 21-13 final. we are coming back later on, on cbs5. a special 8:00 newscast. why? because we are following lsu and alabama, the biggest college football game on the board. see you later, everybody. are forced to ration gas rm sandy. >>> coming up, one more look at today's top stories. where drivers are forced to ration gas, due to superstorm sandy. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbu
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
adults are still being exposed in their own homes. ,, ,,,,,, fiscal cliff. but in washington today, signs of e movement amo >>> just over a month the country to go over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington today signs of some movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >>> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everythi
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
depends on cooperation in washington. so why worry, right? cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook walks us to the precipice and looks over the edge. liz? >> reporter: in reality, the fiscal cliff is a deadline for congress and the president to reach a deal on the bush-era tax cuts. if you think this is something that just affects folks in washington, think again. the average household could pay an extra 2- to 3,000 in taxes. 1200 programs could be cut and it could increase the unemployment rate from 7.9 to 9%. for others, it could actually be worse. take a single mother with two kids making $50,000 a year. if we go over the fiscal cliff, she'll pay an extra $1,000 for an increase in social security taxes. and more than $1,000 because the bush-era income tax cuts are set to expire, meaning an extra $3,000 out of her paycheck next year. today, vice president biden predicted the two sides will come up with a solution. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> reporter: it's not just the bush-era tax cuts. going over the cliff would also trigger massive federal
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
road? this is no joke. a crazy sight in washington. we got it for you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, salmon in mason county, washington, blame it on alle >>> all right, michelle. why did the fish cross the road? >> to get to the other side? >> something like that. salmon in mesa county, washington, blame it on the flooding. heavy rains left farms and roads covered in water. there goes another one. apparently it confused the fish in a big way. some residents are taking advantage of it and so are the dogs. look at that. the local dogs are happy about it. >>> 5:16. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> i cannot compete with that video. amazing stuff. traffic wise we're doing okay. a couple earlier fender- benders, everything is now out of lanes. we are "friday light" across the bay area. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza and we usually like to say this is the best indicator of how things are moving all over the bay area. as you can see, just a few headlights heading into san francisco. for the silicon valley ride, 880/237, clear, no fog. that westbou
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
bill right away. >>> nerves are rattled as americans keep a close eye on wall street and washington but president obama says we could avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm michelle griego. >> and the president addressed the nation, and quick action to keep all american taxes from going up on new year's day. >> cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran watched the address and is breaks it down. >> what does it really mean for everyone in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. both republicans and democrats emphasize compromise. >> this is an
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
country back into recession. >> reporter: vice president joe biden stopped by a washington, d.c. costco thursday to help the white house's public campaign for a deal. >> consumer confidence is growing. the last thing we need to do is dash that now by being unable to extend middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: the vice president said if those tax cuts aren't extended, the average american family stands to lose $2,200 next year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> talk about a power lunch. president obama and mitt romney met privately at the white house to have lunch. their first face-to-face meeting since the campaign debate. aides say the president wanted to discuss romney's ideas for making government run more smoothly. >> somebody with governor romney's experience clearly could have insight into how to maximize efficiency in an operation like the federal government. >> the white house says the plan has no plan to offer romney a job. there's hope the friendly meeting will inspire bipartisan cooperation on capitol hill. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in a houston hos
CBS
Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
nottingham is in washington, d.c. to explain why israel is not ruling out a ground assault. >> reporter: a wounded palestinian woman was rushed to the hospital this morning in gaza. civilians are getting caught in the crossfire as israel and hamas launch rockets at each other in an escalating conflict. israelis say they are targeting weapons facilities, launch sites and police stations in gaza. hamas says 24 civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours. damage is massive residential neighborhoods. police say one of at least 75 rockets landed overnight. no casualties were reported in israel. >> ordered the school to close and there are no children inside the building. >> reporter: israel is now moving troops near the border and has not ruled out a ground assault in gaza. president obama is warning israel that a further escalation may derail peace talks and a two-state solution. while traveling in asia the president also made clear that he will not second-guess the strategy of one of america's allies. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining do
CBS
Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
nottingham is standing by in washington, d.c. to tell us who the secretary will be meeting with later today. danielle. >> reporter: frank, secretary clinton will be meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and then tomorrow she is supposed to sit down with egypt's president. and it's really important for secretary clinton to do her best to try to broker some kind of peace deal along with the rest of the international community. they are very concerned about the violence spilling into other areas of the region and we know right now it's very volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this pe
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
in washington where the resignation has shocked the intelligence community as well as top political leaders. tara. >> reporter: indeed. good evening, allen. yes, petraeus' resignation absolutely came as a shock here in washington ending the long career of a well respected and very high-profile public servant. cia director david petraeus submitted a letter of resignation to president obama admitting he had an extramarital affair. the president accepted his resignation. petraeus who has been married for 37 years says he showed, quote, extremely poor judgment when he had the affair. petraeus has been running the cia since september of 2011. before that, he was in charge of allied forces in afghanistan. and he also oversaw coalition forces in iraq. in a letter to cia employees, petraeus wrote, such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. president obama called petraeus one of the outstanding general officers of his generation. the president met with petraeus thursday afternoon. the general offered his resignation. the revelation came
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 7:30am PST
have to go to washington, dc to pay their respects to the fallen. that project is expected to be complete in about 10 weeks. ♪ >>> in honor of veterans day, a special tribute this weekend for astronaut neil armstrong aboard the uss hornet. the retired aircraft carrier helped honor the space pioneer by reopening its exhibit of apollo program artifacts in alameda. >>> following the moon landing in 1969, a crew of apollo 11 was quarantined on board the hornet to ensure no one had contracted any alien viruses. >>> well, there's a new reality in sacramento. a democratic supermajority. >> we're going to take a look at the pros and cons of this big power shift. state senator mark leno joins us live in studio, next. >> and the best surfers in the world on standby right now, watching the window for the big mavericks contest. >> well, i hope they bring their wet suit. it's go doing be cold around the bay area today. plenty of sunshine, as we get off to a beautiful start on sunday morning. temperatures today manage only low 60s. we'll have the entire forecast, as we gaze told the golden g
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
washington at 6 p.m. so officials sent out an alert. they are expecting heavy traffic all the way on city streets in berkeley and coming down the eastshore freeway, westbound 80. so once again, use bart. that's your best option. otherwise, golden gate bridge traffic looks good all your bridges pretty much problem- free at this hour and we just got word that they were able to fix those defective traffic lights that were causing issues on doyle drive in the marina boulevard approach. they for a while had to do some traffic control in the area. now everything is back to normal. and things look good for your marin county drive into san francisco. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >>> there is a delay of lab work on a cold case in the bay area of a bone fragment may be from michaela garecht kidnapped from hayward 24 years ago when she was 9. a lab is testing the dna but the mother is told the results are delayed for up to 6 weeks due to an undisclosed reason at the lab. >>> police in berkeley hills hope to help a deer.
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
higher on encouraging news from washington on the "fiscal cliff" issue. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. good morning, ashley. >> reporter: good morning, to you, frank and michelle. asian markets got a lift this morning on growing optimism from debt talks in washington. tokyo's nikkei rose 1% while hong kong's hang seng also gained about 1%. the improvingometer mitchell on the "fiscal cliff" gave wall street a boost, as well. the dow added 106 points after being down triple digits earlier in the day. while the nasdaq was up 23. >> could the dollar bill be going out of style? a congressional panel is once again calling for the u.s. to stop printing singles and switch entire to dollar coins. the nonpartisan panel believes the switch could save taxpayers money. it is more expensive to produce the coins but they last about 6 types longer than the paper bills. i don't know. it's going to make my bag heavier for sure. >> that's what i was thinking. my purse is already heavy. >> got four bucks? let me see it here. >> ashley, from time to time frank will go and make a
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
boxes of documents. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> backlash from a bay area scandal. the executive director of the port of oakland has retired. this is after omar ben intramin was accused of being -- benjamin was accused of being part of a party where they used public funds the pay the bill in houston at a strip club. he announced his retirement yesterday. >>> and that he is a very charming very intelligent guy with enormous resources at his disposal. >> still ahead the search is on for a former bay area ceo. why the founder of mcafee is on the run after a murder in central america and where he may be hiding. it's coming up next. >> and pepsi -- well, they claim the soda can help you get skinny. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence car now in the cbs 5 weather center. we will talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the man who founded santa clara-based "mcafee (mak-uh) associates"... is now wanten connec >>> welcome back. the man who founded santa clara based mcafee associates nuanced in connection with a murder case. john mcafee is considered a person of interest i
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
, george washington's estate. after that, a tranquil requirement. hanging out with the rest of the animals on the farm. >>> go ahead. stuff yourself this thanksgiving! [ laughing ] >> not with those turkeys, though. kim says it's okay, really. >> apparently it's the latest way to lose weight. you can even eat candy. but not just any kind. no, no. >> reporter: the more we get, the more we get. but that can have consequences. >> obesity, diabetes. >> cholesterol problems. >> reporter: now a seismic shift. eat more, lots more, and lose weight. >> really? >> really! it's called volume-metrics. >> could volume portions be better than trying to limit your portion size? >> reporter: the idea, eat till your full. >> but you can't supersize with just any kind of food. you want to pile up on foods that are low cal and packed with water. vegetables carry a multitude of nutrients and in addition to that, fiber. >> reporter: registered dietician joanne says there's science to it. don't skip salad or soup as a first course. >> you want the food to be about 150 calories before the meal. >> report
CBS
Nov 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
down from 60 miles per hour wind gusts. a big mess in western washington today. we'll get clipped by the tail end of this system. which will bring rain. a half a foot of rain. we'll get the tail end of things but we'll see showers moving in about this time tomorrow through wednesday morning. perhaps impacting your escape to grandma's house. as for rainfall totals, it depends on where you are. the farther south you are, the less rain you'll see. up toward santa rosa you'll get significant rainfall tomorrow night. what to expect, cloudy but dry tomorrow. rain moves in tomorrow night. we'll be sunny and mild through thanksgiving. high temperatures tomorrow, mid 60s. 66 for sunnyvale. 67 nor pittsburgh. and 62 for petaluma. then it's all about the sunshine thursday right on through the weekend. we will be mainly sunny. >> it's all about the turkey day. >> good eating weather as well. yes. >> it's always good eating weather. >> cute paul. >> very true. >> the sports world is a buzz about a controversy. but it's one game. one football game. but just how good was this guy? you're about t
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
debt ceiling. and that deadline comes just as the bush-era tax cuts are set to expire. washington worries caused stocks to fall extending a slump into a second day. dow down today 121, nasdaq down 42, s&p 500 down 17. >>> these students amount uc- berkeley want their share of the prop 30 pie. the voter-approved tax measure is supposed to raise $6 billion for the state's public schools. those standing out there in the rain today demanded an immediate rollback of tuition. >> the point is not that we need to refund education. we need to completely restructure it. and we need to put our priorities in educating students. >> the prop 30 money is not designated for uc funding. it's supposed to prevent more uc cuts. >>> checking other bay area headlines, dueling protests at the chik-fil-a grand opening in walnut creek. both sides of the marriage equality debate were out to voice their opinions on the personal stance of of the ceo of chik-fil-a against same-sex marriage. the protests come after dozens of people camped out overnight to win free chicken for a year. >>> local and state drug e
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
north. they have wind advisories in effect, winter storm warnings for western washington. for us, it's all about mild temperatures and dry weather. great weather to get outside, all the way into and through the holiday weekend. so we will be foggy in the north bay. watch out for widespread dense fog up and down the i-5 corridor. otherwise, mainly sunny through the weekend. and how about highs near 70 degrees. that's a treat. we will have it for the next four days, including tomorrow. oakland, 8 degrees above average. concord, 7 degrees above average. and san jose, 4 degrees above what is normal. shopping in and around palo alto, stanford shopping center, 69 degrees. walnut creek, 70. sausalito, 65. san francisco is 67 tomorrow. saturday and sunday, low 70's, mainly sunny skies. we'll stay sunny and dry. upper 60's on monday and tuesday. then i see a pattern change, a pretty significant one. next wednesday we go cloudier and thursday may usher in a rather wet pattern. but you know what? that's a week from now and we have a beautiful holiday weekend to enjoy. highs around 70 each o
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 1:35am PST
right. >> a tie. tara in washington, thank you. >>> two wealthy california siblings are digging deep into their pockets to make sure their ballot initiatives win tomorrow. charles monger pumped tens of millions into supporting proposition 32 that would stop unions from using payroll- deducted funds for political purposes. his sister molly has spent $47 million supporting proposition 38 which would raise money for education. >>> by a state supreme court ruling, we still don't know who is behind an $11 million effort to defeat prop 32. we do know the money came from the virginia-based americans for responsible leadership and the arizona center to protect patient rights. who is behind these two conservative groups? it's a good question, because their donors turned out to be other nonprofits and those individual contributors names remain secret. >> transparency is the life blood of democracy. the transactions are the equivalent of passing a suitcase in a dark alley. >> the fair political practices commission says the secret donation amounts to money laundering and violates california cam
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
preparing for its first friday night game at home against the washington huskies. berkeley officials are urging fans to take public transit to the game to avoid an already heavy friday evening commute. >> people are cooperating and so far, all of our reports are good. there's not been a particular problem and we just hope it stays that way that people will come on public transportation and, you know, have a great time. >> yeah. cbs 5's roberta gonzales in berkeley tonight where spirited cal fans are entering memorial stadium. how's it looking? >> we are here at the university of california berkeley home of the cal barnes. it's the first friday night light game. people have been streaming in especially in the past 45 minutes. but i have been doing this random poll asking everybody, how did you get here? [ screaming ] >> reporter: and they said the number one reason that they're here is bart. because all these roads are closed behind me here. you cannot enter except by foot. we drove all the way around memorial stadium. it took us a good 45 minutes and we had press parking passes to get he
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
about a month away from tumble over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington signs of movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> he is campaigning for his position. i get it. we understand it. but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor phil bredesen told lawmakers everything needs to be on the table. >> i think there's a broad recognition it has to be both revenue and serious work on ent
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
eve. she joins us live from washington, d.c. i imagine you're ready to have it finished. >> reporter: don't we wish it could all go on forever? the ads and the rallies? alas, this is the last chance they will have to crisscross the swing states trying to get last-minute undecided voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
cia after admitting to an extra marital affair. tara merger joins us from washington. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jill kelly a long time friend of the petraeus family apparently went to the fbi several months ago with her concerns and that led o to a revelation about the affair. and now congressments more information about the fbi's investigate. >> reporter: cbs has learned this girl, jill kelly triggered an investigation leading to the resignation of david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. his resignation caught many off guard. kelly went to the fbi after allegedly receiving e-mails from broadwell warning her to back off and stay away from my guy. officials say broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour. >> i think he has been a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders say they are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national sec
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
allowed back in. >>> time now is 6:41. deal in the works? how washington lawmakers plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." plus a big restaurant opening in walnut creek. why this one won't be without controversy. and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a look at the big board right now. things are looking pretty good. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. and here's the number again if you want to donate to the victims of hurricane sandy. 1-888-5-helps-u. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. toss traffic toss traffic ts traffic >>> i'm frank mallicoat live in the cbs 5 call
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
washington, d.c., thanks. >>> and now let's go live to sanford, florida, outside orlando where mitt romney is holding a victory rally at a avian jet center. stay with us for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still having trouble just finding gasoline for their cars and their generators. power slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so a number of runners actually spent time helping the victims of sandy. >> these are marathoners, not even neighbors, probably not staten islanders. look what they're doing, great. >> people of staten island come out to cheer us on every year. so it's the at least i can do is help them out. >> sadly, the weather forecast is not good for thousands of people who have lost everything. there'
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. >>> in "your world this morning," three people are reported dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack on an apartment building comes after israel launched a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. the operation began after previous rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> a new person has been named head of the communist party in china. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. he is the son of a party elder and has been china's v
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
rain last. here's what's happening. big low pressure system off the western washington-western oregon coastline bringing record rainfall to seattle and portland and medford, oregon. we are going to get tail end of it which will give us a half inch of rain. it's arriving right now and likely sticking around until midday tomorrow. it will be a steady soaking rain. your grass will have some puddles in it come tomorrow morning. high pressure though building in as soon as tomorrow afternoon. a little bit of sunshine then a big bit of sunshine from friday right on through the weekend. highs tomorrow making it to 70 for livermore, 66 for san francisco. pretty close to average. the first day of november in san rafael 69 degrees. after tomorrow morning's rainfall, friday sunshine, mid- 70s inland. mid-70s near the bay. over the weekend near 80 inland. next week it will feel more like september than november with mainly sunny skies even at the coast. and that is your cbs 5 forecast. >>> tenants with no heat, leaky windows and this... we tracked down the multimillionaire who owns a rental empire
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
plans to the democratic caucus tomorrow. it is her lack of answers that has sparked the washington guessing game. campaign strategists say pelosi is powerful and backed by her own party and she alone will decide her fate. >> most politicians don't ever get to make the choice of whether they want to stay or not stay. she can actually make that decision and it is ultimately a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected into congress 25 years ago, sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002, she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later, she took the top spot as a minority leader. by 2007, she made history as the first woman to hold the position as speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. >> she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of he
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
in general allen and thinks highly of his work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> well after a long weekend, washington back to work on the problem of pulling america back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. the new year will bring automatic tax hikes and drastic spending cuts unless congress can cut a deal. both parties agreed, new revenue streams are necessary. but they are at odds over where that money should come from. the president will meet with congressional leaders on friday in hopes of finding common ground. >>> one of the most powerful democrats in congress will have something to say before then. house minority leader nancy pelosi is poised to plan her future plans tomorrow. grace lee on the tough choice facing the bay area politician. grace? >> reporter: well liz, the question is, is it coming to an end or not. and the minority leader is not saying. in fact she was coy earlier today said she can't tell the press before she tells her own caucus. but after a historic rise to the speakership, could this be her time to step aside. >> here they are
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
slide in a year. wall street is sending a message to washington, d.c. find a way to fix the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter grace lee with how both sides are taking note of this. >> reporter: we all know the long they are drags out, the more wall street is likely to suffer. if you want to know just how important dealing with a "fiscal cliff" is, consider this. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals tha
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
allen is in washington dc for senate confirmation hearing for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that poston hold. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander. >> reporter: general allen denies he has done anything wrong. now extramarital affairs are viewed as risky for intelligence officers. the fear is they might be blackmailed into keeping the affair quiet. frank and michelle. >> let's talk a little bit more about jill kelley. she was named as the person who sparked this fbi investigation in the first place. now she's linked to general allen. what else can you tell us. >> reporter: well, that's right, michelle. she was complaining about harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she is 37 years old. she is from tampa florida and essentially she's a socialite. she hosted parties for david petreaus between 2008 and 2010. and david petreaus said he had frequented her home for these parties and she is married. >> and
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington carver elementary school noticed the desktop computers missing this morning. they were not insured. the school is looking for donations to replace them. >>> oakland mayor jean quan is bringing seaport officials and union leaders together to end the strike. it's hoped the meeting will get contract talks started and reopen the port of oakland in the next couple of hours. striking workers have disrupted port operations keeping trucks and other employees from entering the facility. >>> a water main break left a three-foot-deep sinkhole in the middle of a pittsburg road this morning. six inch pipe on west 11th street between york and cutter broke about midnight. we're told no homes were damaged but several people did lose water service while the pipe was fixed. >>> pittsburg wasn't the only problem spot for water. water lines have been breaking all over the bay area today. in fact, nearly half a dozen broke in san jose and two in redwood city. one of the redwood city pipes flooded a couple of homes near brewster and warren overnight. three hours later another line burst near
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Nov 8, 2012 1:35am PST
washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been calling congressional leaders. at least for now, he and john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation in washington. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggested. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater than the thumb of our individual ambation. >> reporter: today speaker boehner started open negotiations with the president. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. it matters where it comes from and what type of reform comes with it. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results it's a mandate fo
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Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
issues for their cities and states, as well. maine, maryland and washington will decide if same-sex marriage should be legal. minnesota voters will decide if it should be outlawed all together in their state constitution. voters in washington, oregon and colorado may decide to legalize marijuana today. >>> here in california, no issue has drawn more cash or controversy than proposition 30. that ballot question would raise taxes to prevent education budget cuts and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with more on this costly battle. >> reporter: listen to these numbers. yes on 30 campaign raised about $69 million and the no on 30 has raised about $53 million. as you mentioned, the idea behind proposition 30 is to raise taxes to prevent these education cuts but those against it say the big price tag comes with a big risk. >> the big issue, the big question is, what is the capacity of america to invest through its collective institution called our government? >> reporter: even on the way to vote governor brown took the time to stump for proposition 30. he is optimistic. >> i have a s
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once attending a state conference in sacramento but charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end. day it is like watching a train wreck and it's time for george to get off the rails so he doesn't hit somebody else and cause more pain. >> reporter: mr. shirakawa has promised the community that he would have a lot more to say about these allegations but today he didn't return our phone calms. the d.a.'s investigation is ongoing to look into, you know, whether or not somebody else was charging money on his card while he was in sacramento or just whether it's sloppy bookkeeping or what. no timeline set on the d.a. investigation as to when they will have any kind of results or charges. >> thank you, len ramirez. >>> cell phone video captures a gun pointed at a bay area driver. why the suspects followed the victim's car and opened fire. >> how some bay area churches are making money off cell phone companies. >
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
. uncertainty about the political stalemate in washington sent the dow towards its worst single day of 2012. it was down 313. but the dow wasn't just fueled by trouble in dc. >> another big issue sinking the market is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growth prospects in europe for this year. and it's looking like the recession could last all the way through next year. >> if you have ever wanted to grab some apple stock, now may be the time. today the stock price hit a six- month low. $561. analysts blame a sluggish earnings report in october but say the holiday shopping season will likely drive the price back up. >>> a new shopping mall will bring in an economic boost to livermore. the paragon outlet mall opens tomorrow. and it's the largest in the area. and that means jobs, shoppers and, yes, traffic. cbs 5 reporter juliette goodrich on how everyone is getting ready. >> reporter: case in point, this is what happens the night before the bay area's largest shopping outlet is set to open. you're looking at it now unloading trash cans and chairs. will they be ready?
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> despite all the hardship we have been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president promised to work across party lines and that bipartisan push will be necessary with republicans keeping their majority in the house and the senate keeping its power for the -- or the democrats, rather, keeping its power in the senate. live in chicago, i'm bigad shaban. back to you. >> bigad, how close of a race was the obama campaign expecting? >> reporter: hearing from top advisors in the last few days they said, listen, over the last year and a half, we knew this was going to be a tight race. but then again, they were confident that they have done everything they needed to, to scour a victory. obviously in the end, they were correct. but, of course, hearing in the romney campaign, they were confident of victory too. in the end the popular vote is incredibly close. but still ballots need to be counted in florida. you're talking about a 1 or 2% diff
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
washington mane honors veterans *every day of the year.. welcome back.. >>> one washington man honors veterans every day of the year. welcome back, everyone. >> in a peugeot sound neighborhood, nearly everyone stops for the sound of that trumpet. >> the 71-year-old says he does it partly in appreciation for the military and partly for the neighbors. when they hear him, they come out of their homes and stand at attention. >> how could you not? taps. >> he says it's a moment they can all honor or reflect in silence. >> it does make you think a lot. >> tell us who you would like to thank this veterans day. e-mail us or comment on our facebook or twitter page. my mom, dad, uncles, two grandfathers, cousin in the air force. i come from a strong military family. >> my father is a veteran, his brother, my grandparents as well. does make you reflect a lot. >> it does and they should be honored every day of the year. >> absolutely. >>> it is holiday light today. pretty quiet, no problems on the roads. this is a live look near the dublin interchange. headlights here are westbound 580, right now
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
cuts will kick in. vice president joe biden and others in washington are expressing confidence it can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> let's hope so. the congressional budget office predicts the "fiscal cliff" would send the unemployment rate skyrocketing above 9% next year. >>> time now is 5:11. forget black friday. which retailers want to get you in the door on thanksgiving. >> plus, creepy or totally natural? the breast-feeding babydol that has some parents outraged. coming up. ,, drivers off guard today. cbs reporter sean bennett in nyack with the conditions rt now. mick hodges tow truck driver "and they let a bunch of cas through without any chains d then it started sn here's all thes >>> snowstorm in the sierra caught drivers off guard. we see it snowing there. we can see you breath. must be cold in nyack. >> reporter: very cold. 27 degrees in nyack a short distance from blue canyon. snow falling in the last several minutes. if you are heading toward the sierra this morning, caltra
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
court. darnell and tania washington are accused of killing 55-year- old susie ko on october 5 and then stealing her car. the hearing is this afternoon in richmond. >>> and test results are delayed on whether a bone found earlier this year is that of michaela garecht. a bone fragment was found in linden last february in san joaquin county but test results won't be known for weeks because of turnaround time for labs in arizona and here in the bay area. >>> a potential temporary break today in the attacks in the middle east. israel is offering to suspend the offensive in the gaza strip as egypt's prime minister pays a brief visit to the region. but fighting between the israelis and palestinians has been escalating. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas uses to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> thrillly government is not a government of peace. it's a government of war. >>> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. is
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many journalists covering the conflict are caught in the middle. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted that he and his colleagues are okay. >>> 5:09. the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza laughed while receiving his death sentence in court yesterday. a contra costa county jury contributed for two days before determining that nathan burris should receive the death penalty. during the trial he frequently mocked the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. and i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> burris will be back in court next month for the judges formal sentencing. >>> nurses are striking for a second day at 8 sutter hospitals in the bay area. the walkout involves 3300 nurses and hundreds of technicians. the key issues include staffing levels and whether nurses can have paid sick leave. a sutt
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Nov 18, 2012 7:30am PST
economy is still sluggish and washington atmospheric have rattled consumers. >> retailers are very concerned about the fiscal cliff situation. consumers are changing their stopping patterns as a result of the situation. >> also dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. by one estimate, nearly 5 million households households in had its path will have to curve spending this year. to counter, the retailers are going all in, already offering discounts. like last year, some stores will start opening on thanksgiving after midnight with wal-mart, target, sears, toys "r" us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get the first shop yes. >> retailers know after many black fridays, typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> a quart of black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight, and the weekend was a record breaker. drew levinson, cbs news, new york. >>> things are looking up for california's state budget. >> some signs are pointing to a surplus. are they real? what do lawmakers need to do to keep the state out of the
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
electricity when it smashed into a power pole this morning by grant and washington avenues. the cause of the crash is unclear. pg&e hopes to finish repairs by midnight. >>> an east bay city is fighting obesity by trying to tax soda. if it passes it would be the first of a kind in the nation. mike sugerman reports. >> reporter: allen, can i buy a coke? here at tobacco world, coke today costs 1.65? it would be a buck 85 starting i guess next wednesday if in fact measure n passes. will it pass? we're not sure. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every year. >> reporter: richmond city council member jeff ritter man who is also a heart doctor is the heart and soul of measure n. it would tax businesses a penny an ounce of sugary drinks sold. it would be the first of its kind in the nation. >> a third of our latino and a third of our african-american students are obese and another 20% are overweight in each group. those
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
will spent their twilight years at george washington's mount vernon estate. historically it's appropriate. it was washington who suggested a national day of thanksgiving in 17 -- that's a talkative bunch! they should go to congress. >> gobble gobble. >>> the fate of an oyster farm in point reyes could be announced next week. the u.s. secretary of. interior stopped by the oyster farm in drake sister row to see it firsthand. >> reporter: the drakes bay oyster company has farmed its product in drake's estero at the point reyes national seashore for more than 70 years. but since 1976 it's designated environmental refuge. interior secretary ken salazar has the power to grant a ten- year extension to the company and today both sides met to make their case. >> we believe that the secretary will make the decision to continue the farm because part of his responsibility is to preserve the history and culture of our interior land. >> >> the lease terminates on the 30th of november. it's respect for the law and the opportunity. >> reporter: the wilderness supporters say this should be an
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Nov 28, 2012 1:35am PST
billed tax payers for his upgraded stay in washington the night after his official i ten itenerary had his flying him. >> this is like washing a train wreck. >>reporter: he promised the community that he would have a lot more to say about these allegations but apparently today is not the day. his office did not return our phone calls. >>> actor angus t. jones is singing a much different tune tonight a day after a video was posting, showing his bashing his popular cbs sitcom two and a half men. >> if you watch two and a half men, please stop watching two and a half men. >> tonight, cbs reporter teresa garcia says he's not apologizing. >>reporter: teen actor an discuss angus t. jones a-- angus t. jones is apologizing after a video showing him bashing his hit show two and a half men. the 19-year-old was apologizing for the video posted on youtube by a religious production. the recently converted seventh day adventist appears next to a spiritual guide. >> i'm on two and a half men. i don't won't to be on it . >>reporter: in his apology, he goes on to thank the creators and warner brothers
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
62. and san jose 63 degrees. low pressure off the western washington and west coast. not as big as sandy but it has a counterclockwise swirl slamming into the northwest but the southern edge of it is moving into the bay area. you see the rain in inland sections of northern california. chico and redding getting a lot of rainfall heading in our direction. it arrives tonight. it will impact you coming up from about 7 or 8:00 onward even in the south bay. half inch of rainfall. quickly it moves out. we'll get sunshine as soon as tomorrow afternoon. then it's all about this big area of high pressure strong area of high pressure which will keep us mainly dry for several days after, unfortunately, halloween night. so rain likely through the morning commute. you will get some sunshine late tomorrow as that front races through. then the weekend looks very sunny very warm very unnovember- like. tomorrow, uner 60s, oakland 68, concord 69. san jose morning rainfall 67 for a high. pleasant hills 70 with some afternoon sunshine. you'll clear out the quickest towards santa rosa because you're get
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
storm where it's heading. not down toward us instead toward western washington and british columbia because high pressure is building in. it's going to create a dome of protection keeping the storm track north not just for tomorrow and friday, saturday and sunday, next monday, next tuesday. this dome of high pressure is going nowhere, which means the sunshine also will be going nowhere. it will be sunny. tomorrow and pretty much for the next five to seven days. we'll be sunny, dry and mild. now, overnight, when we get chilly this time of the year, we can see some fog and we'll see fog in the north bay valleys. lots of sunshine all the way through the weekend and temperatures will be running a little bit above normal into the 70s over the weekend. mid-60s for your thanksgiving day tomorrow. please enjoy the day with your family maybe go out for the walk after dinner. morgan hill 68. campbell 67. san mateo 64. mid-60s for pittsburg and pleasanton him of the vallejo on thanksgiving 64 degrees. novato 65. oakland 66. and downtown san francisco in the mid-60s. how about black friday? it'
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
investigators worried that washington won't be able to hammer out a deal in time. all three major indexes were down more than 2% for the week. >> set transday is sunday -- veterans day is sunday. we look at a big problem they face when they come back from war, how to use their civilian skills in the -- how to use their military skills in in the civilian world. >> this is basic training like no other for this man. the business student could be an entrepreneur by sunday night. >> it's gate to see the companies in the silicon valley supporting us. >> reporter: this 3-day event going on in san francisco is hosted by vets in tech. they train veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. >> we want to teach design, marketing, how to write a business plan, how to do a presentation. there's so many things that you need to be in the tech end besides coding. >> reporter: during the hackathon, they try to turn the concept into a company. >> reporter: >> in san francisco alone, there's thousands of jobs available in the tech industry, yet nobody was putting the two together, and we thought th
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